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Wigan v Swansea: Welsh side poised for third away win

| 02.03.2012

This game was pencilled in as a crucial clash in the relegation battle before the start of the season and, despite Swansea’s relatively lofty position of 14th in the table, it is still a massive game for both teams.

Wigan are desperate for a win that could see them climb out of the relegation zone, while a win for the Swans could see them open up a 12 point gap on the bottom three.

However, their encounter earlier in the season was a tight affair and there is nothing to suggest this will be any different…

Match betting

Wigan head into this game as the 13/10 favourites but have had a difficult time at the DW Stadium this season.

You have to go back to August to find the last time they won a Premier League game at home and they are now 11 league games without a win on home soil.

They haven’t lost in their last three league games though and, with Swansea winning just two Premier League games away from the Liberty all season, backing a draw looks a tempting proposition at 23/10 – especially as the last meeting between the teams ended in a stalemate.

However, since beating Aston Villa away from home at the turn of the year, the Swans have also seen off West Brom and they could be well worth backing at a very decent 2/1.

Goal markets

The last meeting between these sides ended goalless and another 0-0 can be backed at 8/1.

However, the Swans haven’t been involved in a goalless draw away from the Liberty in their last seven games and have stopped both Liverpool and Newcastle scoring on their travels.

The Swans are 9/2 to win to nil.

Finally, since opening his Premier League account in October, only three players have scored more goals than Danny Graham in the league and the Swans striker is 6/1 to find the net first.

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Author

Richard Anderson